May 8, 2014 7:30 AM by Stephen Bowers
First Alert 5 Live Doppler Radar has indicated some snow around Monument this morning with some rain showers out over the Eastern Plains. This comes with temperatures close to freezing around Monument and Woodland Park with 30's around Colorado Springs and mostly 40's along and south of the Arkansas Valley. On our Hour By Hour Forecast, we note this morning's precipitation ends before 7 AM. The ground is warm enough that snow likely is not accumulating on the roads, though some minor accumulation is possible on the colder surfaces. We will manage to warm into the 50's with breaks of sun through the clouds. By noon, however, small scattered areas of rain will be forming, and they become more widespread through 2 PM and 5 PM as temperatures try to warm into the 60's. El Paso and Teller Counties likely will not make 60's, but rather upper 50's. Areas along and south of the Arkansas River will be able to make 60's except for the high elevations along and west of the interstate where today's high temperatures will be only in the 50's.
High pressure is the main weather maker for Friday and Saturday. It will be close enough that it should prevent any precipitation, but the high's center will be north of us. That means the wind will be upslope, and while some sun will shine there will be plenty of cloud cover around, too. Another cold front will pass through Colorado on Sunday. By Sunday afternoon, rain becomes likely again, and temperatures will cool behind the cold front. That rain will linger into Monday morning before clearing takes place Monday afternoon. Tuesday and Wednesday will be marked by warming and a mix of sun and clouds.